Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Illinois Valley Crime Prevention Commission Training Room
225 Backbone Road East
Princeton, IL
Instructor: Nick Sterling - Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Mr.Sterling is currently a Blasting Specialist/Inspector/Investigator for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, OMM-Explosives and Agg. Division.  Mr.Sterling’s current territory includes Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Gundy, and Will Counties.  He has been with the Department for four years and inspects/investigates all explosive storage facilities (Law enforcement and Non-Law Enforcement), explosives accidents, explosives incidents, and performs random checks/investigations on both licensed and unlicensed individuals.  Mr. Sterling has 18 years of high explosives experience and teaches the IL Individual Explosives License Class on a regular basis.  Over the past few years Mr. Sterling has noticed a lack of education when law enforcement agencies are dealing with explosives related issues, and hopes to help prevent these issues in the future through education and assistance.
  Member Fee: $0
Non-Member Fee: $0

This is a one day 8-hour class being provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, OMM-Explosives and Agg. Division.  The class will provide hands on education with recognizing the different types of high/low explosives and their requirements at both the State of Illinois level, as well as the BATFE (Federal) level.  In addition to general explosive recognition, the specifics and differences of consumer fireworks (1.4) vs. professional grade fireworks (1.3G) and the laws that pertain to them will be discussed in great detail.  Each individual who attends the class and passes the exam will receive an IL IDNR Individual Explosives License, to be used in association with their law enforcement duties. 
Topics discussed are:
  • Illinois Explosives Act
  • Explosive Storage Requirements-Law Enforcement and Non-Law Enforcement
  • Explosives Safety/Recognition/Handling (m-devices, homemade sticks, etc.)
  • Fireworks- 1.3G low explosives(professional fireworks) vs 1.4 low explosives
  • Enforcement of 1.3G vs. 1.4 and their requirements
This class is being provided by the IDNR to help educate law enforcement and to provide direct assistance, on scene, when dealing with explosive situations.  The IDNR regulates/ investigates high and low explosives including 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.5.  Too many times law enforcement does not have the education to know how to identify an explosive and/or if a bomb squad needs to be called.  Bomb Squads, Explosives Breaching SWAT Teams, and BOMB Dog Handlers already possess the IL Individual Explosives License.  The IDNR must be notified immediately upon any recovery of a regulated explosive and/or device to pursue the information necessary for enforcement. 

  Civil Rights   Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority.
  Cultural Competency   Procedural Justice
  Introductory Mental Health Awareness  X Legal Updates
  Human Rights   Use of Force (must include scenario based or similar approved training)
  Lead Homicide Investigator   Sexual Assault Trauma Informed Response
  Sexual Assault Investigator Training    
MTU 5’s request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standard’s Board.
Course enrollment must be made by the agency CEO or designated training officer.  Registration may be made using our on-line course registration link on this website.  All officers enrolled by their department will be assumed to be on duty unless otherwise noted
Mobile In-Service Training Region #5 –Assist Program
Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Serving the Counties of: Bureau – La Salle – Marshall – Putnam - Stark